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IPv4 Market Group Quoted by BBC on IPv4 Price Expectations

In its enlightening article on the ARIN IPv4 run out, the BBC has quoted IPv4 Market Group’s view on IPv4 price expectations. IPv4 Market Group is quoted as saying: “The ARIN depletion might spark a significant rise in prices, suggests research by the IPv4 Market Group which acts as a broker for firms with addresses...
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IPv4 Pricing in a Post ARIN Runout World

IPv4 prices were at an all-time low through the first half of 2015, and then, with the ARIN runout upon us, they spiked upwards. Has the bottom of the IPv4 market occurred, and where prices will go from here? Let’s start at the beginning. IPv4 Market Group has facilitated over 150 IPv4 transfers through the...
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ARIN IPv4 Run out

On June 6, 2015, ARIN announced on Twitter that it is very likely that it is working on an IPv4 request it won’t be able to fill.  This means that ARIN IPv4 run out is here. All North American entities will now turn to the IPV4 Transfer Market to fulfill their IPv4 needs.  While IPv4...
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IPv4 Market Group on IPv6 Addresses

In order to ensure business continuity and growth, companies need to invest in the appropriate, IPv6 compatible networks, services, and products. There are 340 trillion, trillion, trillion unique IPv6 addresses. The conversion will be important to a company’s business model for a significant length of time. Our function is to support IPv4 to IPv6 conversion strategies...
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IPv4 Seller Beware

There are a lot of reasons to perform due diligence on an IPv4 Broker.  There are the normal business reasons, like ensuring the broker is insured, can handle the currencies involved, and can deliver on the sale. However, there are some subtleties that you, as a seller should be aware of.  Some brokers just don’t...
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The IPv4 Address Resale Market

The IPv4 Address Resale Market  IPv4 Market Group, Inter-Op Interview Sandra Brown and Sean Michael Kerner, April 30, 2015 Sandra: We are a broker of IPv4 transfers, and we do transfers globally in ARIN, APNIC, and RIPE regions.  We transfer from sellers, which are companies that have excess IPv4 addresses, to buyers, which are companies...
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Update on IPv4 Depletion from ARIN 35

At Day One of ARIN 35 in San Francisco, Leslie Nobile of ARIN presented an ARIN Update on IPv4 Depletion. ARIN has no /8, /9, /10’s left; They expect to deplete to only /16’s available shortly; ARIN will quickly get to only /24’s available as the current inventory is at .24 /8 equivalent.; ~19 /16...
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2014 IPv4 Market in Review

Well, another year has gone by, and ARIN has not run out of free IP’s! In my 2014 year end review, I will begin by talking about ARIN runout, summarize the transfer markets and pricing, and close with projections on the future for the transfer market. ARIN’s continuing free supply is relatively good for companies...
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Paying for IPv4 Addresses

IPv4 Market Group is frequently asked how a buyer can pay a seller for IPv4 addresses.  In the early days of IPv4 transfers, in 2011-12, IPv4 transfers were less common than today, and IPv4 transfer participants felt some uncertainty about both the commercial and legal aspects of an IPv4 transaction. Today, with hundreds of transactions...
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IPv4 Broker Due Diligence

Doing due diligence before you buy IPv4 addresses is a critical activity.  Here are some tips on things to consider: When an IPv4 broker responds to your IPv4 RFQ, you want to ensure the broker has IPv4 addresses to actually fulfill the bid.  Otherwise you may be in for a long delay while the broker...
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